Freezing Rain Warning In Effect

You will need a scraper today and make sure your headlights are on. There could be delays and cancellations at the aiprort so check ahead. Many Post secondary schools have suspended operations today and have postponed classes and exams including York, Ryerson. Sheridan. Centennial, Humber College and University of Guelph-Humber. University of Toronto Mississauga closed its campus at 12:30 p.m. Check with your local school. We are getting smacked this weekend with an April Ice Storm. Drive safe and stay focused if you need to be on the roads. Salt trucks are out in full force. Ice pellets or freezing rain ending near midnight then cloudy with 60 percent chance of freezing drizzle. Ice pellet amount 2 to 4 cm with a low of -3 overnight. Freezing rain changing to rain late Sunday afternoon with winds gusting to 70kms and a high of 2. Cloudy with 70 percent chance of showers and 7 Monday. Enviornment Canada has issued a Freezng Rain Warning for Toronto and many other areas and and said “Ice storm likely on Sunday with expected power outages in some areas. Freezing rain and ice pellets have arrived as expected. It is forecast to change to all ice pellets before much ice builds up, with several centimetres of ice pellets expected. The precipitation will likely taper off to some freezing drizzle this evening. However, freezing rain is expected to move back in, and may persist well into Sunday before changing over to rain. Significant rain may fall late Sunday and Sunday night creating localized flooding. Ice build up of 10 to possibly 20 mm is likely by late Sunday. Ice accumulations of this magnitude combined with gusty northeast winds of 70 to 80 km/h may result in considerable power outages due to fallen tree limbs and power lines. Dangerous winter driving conditions are expected on untreated roads Saturday and Sunday, worsened by fallen tree limbs.”
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Weather Source: Environment Canada

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